Captain America: Civil War: No Mask For Baron Zemo

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It looks like Marvel’s war on headwear in the movies is going to continue.

By that I mean that the company has gone out of his way to avoid obscuring the heads and faces of its actors, meaning we’ve been treated to plenty of Captain America without his mask and Iron Man without his helmet in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. Don’t even get me started on Thor, whose worn his trademark helmet for one scene. You might think that trend would come to an end with Daniel Brühl playing Baron Zemo, a villain whose origin is linked to the fact that he can’t take off his mask, in Captain America: Civil War.

You’d be wrong. Brühl made it very clear to Business Insider in a recent interview that there’s no purple mask in the upcoming film, saying, “He does not wear the mask.”

He also hinted at other changes made to the Zemo we’ll be seeing on the big screen, though he doesn’t think fans will be disappointed.

"You would be surprised, it’s different than what you’d think. It’s loosely connected to this character. But that’s what I like about the Marvel guys, some of the characters and things they’re dealing with always reference to current events so my character is from a different area than you would think."

Current events, eh? Make your guesses as to which ones he might be referring to now!

There’s no question that the MCU is a little less overtly comic book-y when it comes to its visuals, so a guy rocking a bright purple mask might be a little out of place in that world. Then again, Vision. As Stan Lee would say, ’nuff said. Also, Zemo’s first name is Helmut, so you’d think he’d be the one guy who could get away with something covering his face.

As an actor, though, Brühl is probably pleased that the world will get to see his face. Zemo will menace Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — when they’re not busy fighting among themselves — when Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6, 2016.

(via IGN)

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